How to be More Easygoing

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One of the last things someone would call me is easygoing. Or quiet, it depends on who you ask. I’m not particularly difficult but I’m certainly not easygoing. If there’s a sudden plan thrown at me or things take a turn I didn’t prepare for, I’m usually visibly thrown. When I’m asked to do something that I don’t entirely want to do or had planned to do, I’ll definitely hesitate before saying, “Yes, I guess so.”

But, I’ve noticed I surround myself with easygoing people. The people closest to me have always responded to my plans and half-baked ideas with, “Okay, let’s do it!” They carry on with nothing less than enthusiasm and easygoingness. There’s this theory that we become a mix of the five people we’re closest to and, while I don’t entirely believe it, I have found that people I love the most have qualities I admire. I wish I was as positive and enthusiastic about spontaneous plans and things I’m unsure of. So, in typical fashion, I’m writing an advice sort of post that’s also directed toward myself. From what I’ve observed and researched, here’s how to be more easygoing or at least here’s how to start the journey towards becoming just that.

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12 Things You Should Know About Yourself Before College

12 Things You Should Know About Yourself Before College - Things You MUST Know Before College // ew & pt

Does anyone really know themselves? In some moments we might feel 100% confident that yes, we do and in others, we might just feel like a giant question mark. I think during different periods in our lives we discover more pieces of who we are, and college is one of those periods. Between packing lists and summer reading assignments, your brain is on overdrive the summer before college. Do you want more things to worry about? Of course you do! You don’t really need to worry about these things, they’re more or less just some good things to think about. These are things you might already know about yourself or things you can spend the summer before college learning.

I know there’s a lot to think about, but try to stay calm. Don’t stress too much–You’ll learn these things about yourself eventually, but it’s best to learn them as soon as possible.

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10 Goals To Set This Summer

10 goals to set this summer

I always head into the summer with big plans and a somewhat jaded concept of what summer really is. I don’t often do the things I planned to do and I barely even have free time, especially since I’ve been interning for the past three summers. With all of that aside, there are plenty of goals to set this summer that can have a positive impact.

Setting these goals can help you prepare for a wonderful fall. They can also ensure you stay on track and avoid falling into an endless unproductive pit. Without further ado, here are some goals to set this summer.

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10 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Moving Into College

10 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Moving Into College - College Move in Day Tips // ew & pt

I don’t remember a whole lot about move-in day, but I do remember that it was very sweaty and also somewhat calming. There’s something really fun about unpacking and decorating…after the stress of it all moves to the backburner. These are a list of things I wish I had known before moving into college. None of that “I wish I had left my door open to make friends!” or anything, because on move-in day, while you’re actually moving into college and you’re sweaty and stressed and helping your dad hang up your necklace holder, one of your lowest priorities is fostering friendships.

I have previously given you some move-in day tips (Read all of the tips here before or after reading this, it’s seriously helpful!) but now I’m about to get even more real with you. These are the things I wish I had known before moving into college. No candy-coating here, friends.

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